By Jenn Jacques
When I interviewed Meredith Gibson for my piece on Iowa’s ‘toddler militia‘, I quickly realized that no one could tell her story better than she could. She’s bright, articulate, insightful and one heck of a fighter! The following is Meredith’s personal account of what she and her family have gone through for the past three years in her family’s fight to change Iowa’s gun laws:
Never would I have imagined that at the age of 10, I would get involved in politics.
It began three years ago when my daddy took my sister to the gun range down the road. They came home earlier than normal that day. I was playing basketball and my sister Natalie had tears in her eyes and was crying. When my mom had asked her what was wrong she had said, “They said I can’t shoot a hand gun because I’m under 14.” I was like “WHAT?” But when my dad researched the law behind this rule, I really became upset.
According to the law in Iowa, no child under the age of 14 can handle a handgun – even with parental supervision.
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Source:: Bearing Arms